Thursday, June 7, 2012

Flower Art Friday #7 - June 8, 2012

magnolia dream


Welcome to Flower Art Friday #7 for June 8, 2012.   We open the gallery early Thursday morning and stay open until Saturday evening right before midnight.

Today's image is one of the magnolia blossoms I captured on my first day of of last weekend's retreat. This time, I didn't add any texture at all - just worked with it in RadLabs until I got the dreamy, creamy look I was going after.

Over at Photo Art Friday, the challenge was black and white, so I worked with the same image a bit, using Topaz and RadLabs, along with Bonnie's "Sweet Thoughts" texture and came up with something a little more textural.

magnolia dream black and white



Our top three from last week were fabulous as usual. Pieces of Contentment ran away with the contest this week with this triple threat piece - color, composition and a killer quote:



The following three images were a three-way tie for the second place spot:

This "inspired" piece from Inspired by June



Readers just loved the bokeh and reflection in Mona's "picturesque" lilac:



And, Marilyn who blogs at Chased By Beauty captured beauty herself with these lovely and luscious peonies:




Congratulations winners! Grab your badge!

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Before we get this party started, here's just a quick reminder of the rules before we begin.


Flower Art Friday is a weekly gallery featuring your floral themed creations. We will have themes from time to time, but these will only be suggestions and you may feel free to deviate if you like. Obviously the theme revolves around flowers,and works submitted can be photos, digitally manipulated photos, textured photos, or mixed media collages.

Check out my resources page for information on some great sites that provide free textures, clip art, and tutorials.

The rules are pretty simple. Your link should go directly to your blog post or flickr post, and I ask that you post a link back to my blog in return. Post only your original work, and give credit appropriately to the source of images, clip art, or textures you may use in your piece. It would be awesome if you would grab my badge and include it in your post.

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You also get to vote for your favorites. I will feature the top three picks on my blog next week, so if you participate please note that you are also giving me permission to repost your photo here. I will also be sending you a little email reminder to come back and vote and when the winners are posted.

Ok, now let's see your bloomers! :)








Today's Linkups

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26 comments:

  1. Love your magnolia and the great effect that you have gotten. so glad that you got to go on your retreat again as it is such a wonderful chance to re "center" yourself and see all of God's creations. Really enjoying your meme and hope you have an awesome week

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  2. Congratulations June, Mona, and Marilyn!!
    Beautiful work!!

    I absolutely LOVE your magnolia LeAnne. Simply gorgeous!
    Thank you for hosting.
    xo.

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  3. Your magnolia is simply stunning, Leanne! Congrats to my fellow top 3 winners - wow - I'm honored to be among you :)

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  4. Beautiful! Congrats to the winners!

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  5. Hi LeAnne,

    Your photo of the magnolia blossom is exquisite! You really did capture the dreamy, creamy look. Wonderful features from last week and congrats to all! Thank you for hosting and I'm happy to be joining this week.

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  6. Dear Leanne, I hope your retreat was successful, Henk and I are going on a short local river cruise in two weeks, so I hope that will restore some peace. I went a little abstract this week hope that is okay.

    Your magnolia is beautiful, isn't RabLab fabulous.
    Cheers

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  7. It is truly creamy, dreamy, luscious . . . great job.

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  8. What a beautiful series of flower images! This is the first time I visit your blog!
    Thanks for sharing

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  9. That's a beautiful macro at the top there LeAnne :) Thank you for hosting, I hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

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  10. Beautiful LeAnne, so soft . . . and thank you for hosting!

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  11. I've been enjoying viewing the fantastic photography and compositions of others via your link party. Your photo is softly elegant and I'm so delighted to have discovered your site.

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  12. They are all so wonderful. My favorite is the one with the quote.

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  13. I feel honoured and humbled on this week's vote. There are so many wonderful entries. Each week brings even more brilliant images.
    I love your magnolia photo Leanne, it's like you're peeking right into the heart of the flower - beautiful.
    Thank you for hosting.

    Karen

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  14. What a stunning collection of photos.

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  15. Your first shot is stunning, with this inner circle. Great capture !

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  16. Lovely B&W LeAnne. Thanks for linking up with Photo Art Friday.

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  17. thanks for sharing your lovely flowers with us :)

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  18. LeAnne your bloom was just fabulous in both B/W and in Color, very dreamy.

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  19. Beautiful series of images, Leanne. I especially like the bouquet of peonies.

    Thank you for participating in Floral Friday Fotos!

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  20. lovely photography, and the b&w of your magnolia is especially spectacular!

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  21. LeAnne, I really love visiting on Flower Art Friday! Such beauty God has created and then to view it through the eyes of these photographers is a joy!

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